Sleeping with Hair Extensions? Here's All You Need To Know About It

Hair extensions have evolved to be a new trend in the fashion industry. This is a great way (temporary) to deal with hair loss. It isn't just a hair extension but an extension to your personality. It can be rightly said to be a part of hair care.

Decided to buy a new fancy hair extension? Thinking about how to sleep with your hair extensions? Well, you just need to be well informed about some don’ts and do’s when it comes to buying a new hair extension that is ready for bed as well. It majorly relies on the type of hair extension you have.

As it is important to protect the hair to keep it damage-free, we have come up with some tips about how each hair type works.

Flip-in Style Hair Extensions

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It is to sleep with flip-in style hair extensions. They are much like clip-ins. The only difference is that it has one bigger weft instead of a smaller weft. The method of attachment is much similar. However, you could still remove the extensions before sleeping. Removing the bigger weft will hardly take a minute. Also, there is no reason for putting it on. 

Keratin Hair Extensions

Keratin bonded hair extensions are very popular amongst women. They are attached to the head with the help of a natural hot fusion method. The hair attachments don't suffer damage or break when you are sleeping. Have a peaceful sleep without worrying about them.

Keratin hair extension is a semi-permanent method. That implies that you can wear them for further prolonged periods without taking them off. 

The keratin bond is so secure that it will always stay on whatsoever. Make it your habit to brush the strands every morning. They will keep them frizz-free as sleep could make a few knots here and there.

Stick Hair Extensions

When the stick hair extensions are installed carefully, you could sleep with them. For attachment of these extensions, small beads are used that maintain the extension in place. 

The beads not just secure the hair but make it comfortable for you using their size and softness. It is feasible for you to put on stick extensions for a month or more without removing them. It is extraordinary for those wishing a more lasting solution. You just need to take care of your hair properly to keep them in place. 

Weft Hair Extensions

For sew and wefts in hair extensions, you could sleep with them safely. Removing them every day before sleeping could be inconvenient!

If you have attached wefts using a sew-in method, be relaxed. You won't feel like you have extensions on. Your sleep will be much more relaxed with such an extension. 

Micro Ring Loop Hair Extensions

Micro Ring Loop Hair Extensions have a cold fusion attachment method. This makes it safe to sleep with them. It is not advised to remove them before bedtime.

You can take some precautions to maintain them. Tweak the hair strands regularly when your hair grows as few strands could fall out because of the loose loops. If a few strands fall off, do not panic. It is very normal.

Tape-In Hair Extensions

Tape in hair extension is a semi-permanent method. You can sleep comfortably with them. The tapes are soft and thin that doesn't make it uncomfortable for you to sleep with. 

It can be bothersome to remove the tape in the hair extensions daily. Much similar to the keratin hair extension, the hot fusion ensures that it is long-lasting. Be sure to have a high-quality tape that holds the extension nicely. A good quality tape will prevent it from falling or getting damaged during sleep. If any piece slips off during sleep, do not worry. Put them in place with a new tape.

Just like your natural hair, hair extensions require a good night-time routine also. As you begin to wind up your day and about to prepare for the night, putting in some extra steps is crucial for not only protecting the beautiful blowout that you performed on yourself but in maintaining your hair and the extension of your hair healthy.

Below we have enlisted a few pointers to maintain your hair looking fresh.

Use a Good Quality Detangling Brush

Use a good detangling brush to brush your hair. Hair tends to get tangled after a long day. Investing in the right hairbrush will help you get the job done and will assure that knots stay away. 

Be gentle in the hair while detangling it. Start to brush your hair by starting at the ends of your hair and nicely brushing in-between the extensions. This will prevent it from any kind of damage. 

Braid Them

Braiding the hair extension can be the best way to protect them. Braids keep the hair in one place. No matter whether you have medium or long hair, loose braids avoid the hair from being knotty overnight. You can even secure it with a simple ponytail. 

This will protect the hair from creasing at the end. It also avoids any breakage that is popular with traditional hair ties. An easy and relaxed topknot bun will also keep the hair knot-free, structured and tamed. 

Opening the plait braid in the morning will be much easier to brush your hair extension will not be tangled. 

Satin or Silk Pillowcase

A satin or silk pillowcase is a valuable accessory for your hair self-care routine.  Sleeping on a satin or silk pillowcase will not allow the friction induced by cotton pillowcases to make the cuticle to the hair shaft rough. 

The satin or silk cloth is known for its smooth texture. This will avoid wrinkles as well! These are elegant, classy and protect the hair extension. What else do you need? 

Sleep Caps

Sleep caps are a neat way to protect your extension from being damaged. Sleeping causes frizz in the hair due to friction. Tie your hair into a bun and secure it with a clip. Do not pull your hair tightly. Put on the sleeping cap. Select a nice Sleeping cap that is made of silk.

Silk Scarf

If you wish to get up with your hair without it getting damaged, wrap a silk scarf around your hair. Do not use a cotton scarf, but a silk scarf.  Cotton absorbs the moisture of hair while silk doesn't.

Do Not Keep Your Hair Extensions Wet

Hair gets tangled easily when wet. It will be a big headache to detangle it in the morning. Avoid going to bed with wet hair extensions. Make sure that they are completely dry. If it is not dry, use a hairdryer to remove moisture. 

Is It Advisable To Wear A Ponytail With Hair Extensions While Sleeping?

If you want to keep your routine simple that does not demand extensive styling, a simple ponytail would also work.

Make sure to comb the hair thoroughly. Remove any knots and tangles before tying them. When the hair is smooth, make a low positioned ponytail that is not too tight. Making it tight would put pressure on the bond. Use a soft material hair band that holds the hair gently.

Pampering the Hair Extensions Overnight

While trying your hair before going to bed, give them extra care by conditioning it at least one overnight a week. Your hair will be glossy. Avoid keeping it wet. Wet hair extensions will damage your natural hair as well as hair extension. 

Ways to Condition Your Hair Extensions Overnight

Whether you are wearing a keratin hair extension, a weft, a micro ring, or a tape, conditioning them overnight with the below-given steps can make the extensions soft and shiny.

Remove knots and tangles to thoroughly brush the hair extensions. Check the bonds to see if they need detangling.

Now is the perfect time to apply a hair extension suitable conditioner. Put it at the end and mid-lengths of hair extensions. Avoid applying it to your bonds. Braid your hair extensions or tie a loose ponytail. This will keep the hair away from your face, thereby avoiding tangling.

When you wake up in the morning, remove the braids in the morning. Wash the hair extensions to remove the hair conditioner from the extension. Your hair will feel shinier, healthy and soft. 

Final Words

Sleeping with hair extensions is safe and you shouldn't be much concerned about it. Inspect the roots of hair for any tangles or knots or tangles. Whether you are using tapes, wefts, pre bonds or any extension, assessing your hair extension bonds should be done daily. Put the extension back in place if it comes off. 

With all these considerable accessories to your night routine for your hair extension, you will feel relaxed. For additional safety, use a shower cap while bathing. Choose a cap that has an added antibacterial coating that hinders the growth of mildew growth and resists humidity by letting water out. 

Pampering your hair extension is essential in maintaining the lifespan of the hair strands and keeping them healthy and glossy. They will save your money, time and last longer.

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